There are many big school players in this draft that could potentially help the Philadelphia Eagles. On todays draft prospect, I wanted to go to smaller schools and later rounds. This is why I’ve decided to spotlight 2021 draft prospect, CB Shemar Jean-Charles, out of Appalachian State.


Standing 5’11” and weighing in at 190 pounds the 2021 draft prospect Jean-Charles came to App State as a two-star cornerback prospect.  This past year was certainly his breakout year, he finished the year with 35 tackles, 16 pass deflections, and one interception. He was named a Walter Camp First Team All-American for his efforts and the Sun Belt player of the year by PFF. Pro Football Focus also charted him as having a higher forced incompletion rate (34.6%) than catch rate allowed (32.7%) on the year which is a truly rare accomplishment. He was also a Team Captain for App State this past season.

Worth a Shot

The knock-on 2021 draft prospect CB Shemar Jean-Charles is his physical traits. He’s on the smaller side of the position, at 5-foot-10, and pairs that with an arm length of just over 30 inches. It clearly didn’t affect him at Appalachian State, but the NFL is obviously on a whole other playing field. He’ll likely have to move inside at the next level — which is where he spent his time during the Tropical Bowl All-Star game — as a result, and that’s weighing heavy on his draft stock. Unlike Asante Samuel Jr. (they are near identical in size ), Charles does not have the elite level athleticism to fall back on in the NFL, but Jean-Charles will bring the physicality needed to hold up in the slot. If he is still on the board during Day 3, he’s absolutely worth taking a shot on.

The Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Draft Picks

No. 6, 1st round
No. 37, 2nd round
No. 70, 3rd round
No. 85, 3rd round (from Indianapolis)
No. 134, 5th round
No. 140, 5th round (from Dallas)
No. 165, 6th round
No. 198, 7th round

Keep an eye out on the Eagles later round picks, their need at corner is one of their biggest. Don’t be surprised if you see 2021 draft prospect CB Shemar Jean-Charles end up on the Eagles in the 6th or 7th round. Click Here for more Philadelphia Eagles and NFL Draft Coverage.

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Al Zaffiri
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Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.